ANSWERS: 36
  • Hello Sweet T! I would not be mad, but I would stop waiting on them.
  • No, for it should come to no surprise, for you sound like you should be used to such tardiness.
  • Mad, I wouldn't. Annoyed, yeah probably. Better to just always tell them things are happening 30-60 minutes earlier than they really are.
  • No, just understand they will be late, and turn up an hour late yourself. I knew someone who was always late, so if we were to be somewhere at 8, we told him to be there at 7. He was still late most times, but only by 5 minutes or so.
  • Yes I am very impatient, I think it very rude to keep people waiting.
  • I used to get mad but I don't now. I just leave them behind. It usually doesn't take them long to learn, if they want to go. lol
  • I don't know if you SHOULD be mad...but you certainly could! Then again, if you quit waiting for them they may eventually get the hint! I can't really say much though, I'm not always a timely person myself!
  • Only at yourself, if that person is always late, than you should simply ask themtoshow up fifteen minutes earlier,problem solved.
  • Hell, at my age late is very acceptable because I'm not going to wait very long living on the short time that I have for living.
  • Yes. It is a sign of either disrespect or part of a larger dysfunction.
  • I'm very impatient, and it makes me crazy when people are always late. It's one thing if something comes up...traffic, phone call, etc. that delays them. But I've had friends that were late so often, people had to lie to them about what time to arrive (for movies, dinner) so that they might actually arrive on time. Some have gotten better, but a few have never changed. Maybe it has something to do with being born a little early that makes me crazy about promptness...I dunno!
  • I like to be early so it DOES annoy me if someone is late for EVERYTHING. I don't understand why they can't leave like 5 minutes earlier. There is this one couple that I know that have 9 kids so I DO understand their being late.
  • If it bothers you. There are people who may not care. We americans tend to be very rigid with our time and it bothers us when things aren't happening when we have them planned. I think there are other cultures where as long as you show up that afternoon it's acceptable. Wouldn't it be nice to live without a watch?
  • I think that tardiness is a character flaw. Once in awhile is ok, everyone is late occasionally. It's the person that is ALWAYS late and never says a word..It's like "yeah, well, I got my own schedule and I'm much too important (to myself) than to really care if this bothers you or not". I have two family memebers like that and I think they are both extremely selfish in this regard..If you say anything when they DO show up they say "I'm here now" AAh, really pisses me off.
  • There ARE those who are lousy with timing. They think if they start getting ready for something at a certain time, they'll be able to leave home and get somewhere by the time it was requested. I'm like that at times. I tend to forget how long it will take to unload my scooter, close up the van, and get up to wherever I need to. Even so, I've many times beat the one I was meeting! Traffic also plays a role with me. My wife, on the other hand, will leave for work a half hour before she has to be there... She's five minutes from work! I know it's not too hard to start a few minutes earlier, but... And, if it's something like a job interview, I will BE there with plenty of time to spare. It's more when the people I've gone to meet the first time are late than anything else. Mad? No... Disappointed and maybe frustrated? Yes.
  • I think it is rude, I always try to get to my desination 15 minutes early, My Dad always said that being early shows respect to whom ever you are meeting,Besides the early bird gets the worm;)LOL!!
  • If they are always late, you should expect that...
  • Oops!!
  • Being late, is rude. Always late is just plain lack of concern for others!
  • I’ve always thought being late is a sign of disrespect. Those who are consistently late assume their time is more important than others.
  • I can't ALWAYS be mad at me can I? ((hugs)) T!
  • yeah ....and what time do you call this...am docking your wages
  • I general, especially in a world of cell phones, showing up late is disrespectful. On the other hand, the late Justice Oliver Wendall Homes purportedly referred to someone as "Arriving with the punctuality of an unemployed idler"
  • Consistent tardiness is like one of the few pet peeves I DO have.
  • im always late... heck, ive left a week early to get somewhere and still been late, many, if not most times. but since i usually pickup the tab for dinner everyone seems to let it slide
  • yes, so they know that everyones time is valuable. Or is it just that theirs is?
  • No. Initially it is hard not to be mad. However, you need to take ownership of your time and not allow inconsiderate people to shape your future or set your moods. Have a plan B. Allow them the opportunity to meet you at the destination on time. If they show up late, proceed on your own and have a good time. They will get the message and adapt if they are serious about wanting your company. This is all that you can do. You can not control other people’s behavior.
  • You should be gone.I've cured a few people of that habit by not waiting for them.
  • My best friend is like that. I USED to get mad, but that didn't get me anywhere. Apparently it is just a part of HER. So now what I do is always tell her an hour earlier than we expect her. This has NEVER failed me once!
  • Do you know the person is always late? Do they call to let you know each time? Is it for something specific or just to chill out at the bar? How late are they on average? So many factors fall into this.
  • Generally it displays a lack of respect. If your favorite Celebrity/Pro could meet with you for 20 mins at 12:00 noon, would you be late? Some folks are just that way though and it's far easier to adjust (lie about arrival times) then to fret over the botched event.
  • Yes. It shows a lack of respect for your time.
  • It depends what camp you are on. If you are a stickler you would be mad already. If you are layed back - it may not bother you. If you are a surpressed angry person. then get mad and feel the consequences and experience the effect. It may be surprising.
  • No. I have a friend who is always 45 minutes late,. Once you know that about someone you adjust accordingly. So, if we need to leave at 7 for something I tell her we need to leave at 6:15. It's not worth getting mad about.
  • Sorry people, I'm that guy. I still respect your time, but there's nothing wrong with being a bit tardy every once in awhile. In many cultures it's a sign of respect. Don't be hatin'!
  • Yes I do. Not only because I get horribly stressed out (simply because my plans would be easily ruined because I'm the type who's reluctantly dependent), but it reflects upon the kind of person he/she is. Eventually, I'm going to get to the point where I'll think that the person honestly doesn't care much about my feelings.

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